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Design Engineering Support Program III (DESP III)

Total Quality Systems, as a partner in Joint Venture Aerospace Engineering Spectrum, LTD. (AES) functions as a Prime Contractor for Full and Open DESP III task orders. DESP III has been designated as a mandatory use contract by the Air Force Material Command for engineering services requirements.
Total Quality Systems is a small business awardee on the US Navy’s Seaport-e IDIQ contract vehicle. SeaPort-e ® is the Navy's electronic platform for acquiring support services in 22 functional areas including Engineering, Financial Management, and Program Management. The Navy Systems Commands (NAVSEA, NAVAIR, SPAWAR, NAVFAC, and NAVSUP), the Office of Naval Research, Military Sealift Command, and the United States Marine Corps compete their service requirements amongst 2400+ SeaPort-e ® IDIQ multiple award contract holders. The SeaPort-e ® portal provides a standardized, efficient means of soliciting offers from amongst the diverse population of large and small businesses and their approved team members. All task orders are competitively solicited, awarded and managed using the SeaPort-e ® platform. Since nearly 85% of its contract–holders are small businesses, the SeaPort-e ® approach to acquiring services provides opportunity that fuels the Nation’s engine of job growth.

Seaport-e is divided into ordering zones. TQS is authorized to bid on solicitations from Zones 3, Mid-Atlantic Zone; Zone 4, Gulf Coast Zone; Zone 5, Midwest Zone; and Zone 6, Southwest Zone.

Seaport-e Geographic Zones Map

TQS Seaport-e Point of Contact:
TQS Customer Satisfaction POC:

Mr. Stephen Hepburn
Director, Business Development

TQS has added the following businesses as team members:

Allied Reliability, Inc.

Allied is the industry leader in designing and implementing a customized, integrated approach for identifying defects in assets utilizing predictive maintenance (PdM) and condition monitoring (CBM) services and has developed an innovative method of reliably measuring Return on Capital Investment in Asset Management. Allied Reliability is the expert in Maintenance and Reliability, Operational Excellence, and Workforce Development, offering expertise in the fields of Lean, Reliability Engineering, Six Sigma, Condition Monitoring, Change Management, Maintenance Planning and Scheduling, Workforce Development and Maintenance Craft Skills training.

Select Engineering Services

Select Engineering Services, Inc. is a multi-discipline engineering services company with significant experience supporting US Air Force and US Army agencies. Their capabilities include Program Management, Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Software Engineering, Process Re-engineering and Technology Insertion relating to weapon systems maintenance/repair, Revision/Update to Engineering Technical Data and Nuclear Safety/Surety. SES is a partner, along with Total Quality Systems, in the small business joint venture, Aerospace Engineering Spectrum (AES).

Shadin Avionics

Shadin Avionics develops and manufactures electronic components for military and civilian aircraft. Standard products include data converters and concentrators for avionic system upgrades; engine trend monitors; fuel management systems, and air data computers. The company has the required technical staff, including electrical, mechanical, software and quality engineers, to develop and test avionic components according to applicable FAA and military standards. The organization is certified under ISO9001-2008 and AS9100B, and is a certified FAA repair station.

Universal Synaptics Corporation

USC is experienced in the integrity evaluation of weapon system electronic Line Replacement Unit (LRU), chassis and wiring. They have developed a patented test capability to detect intermittent conductivity/connectivity problems in wiring and their connections. USC provides the core component for the Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS) built by TQS that has been used successfully by the US Air Force Ogden ALC and US Navy Coronado Island depot maintenance facilities to significantly improve the on-wing time of LRUs by identifying needed repairs. IFD capability provides a unique capability for increased operational reliability in aircraft, ships, ground vehicles, missile systems, satellites and communication equipment not found in any other equipment.



The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization. By including qualified small businesses in the nation's R&D arena, high-tech innovation is stimulated and the United States gains entrepreneurial spirit as it meets its specific research and development needs.

TQS has been very successful in completing SBIR R&D work that has led to the following products available for continued development or expansion through SBIR Phase III (sole source) contracts:

Intermittent Fault Detection and Isolation System (IFDIS): TQS can build and deliver new IFDIS systems or expand the current fielded systems through the development of an additional Test Program Sets (TPSs). A new system or TPS allows IFDIS technology to be deployed to diagnose faults in additional Line Replaceable Unit (LRU)/Wing replaceable Assembly (WRA) chassis. More information on IFDIS is located under Advanced Systems Products.

Contingency Acquisition Support Model (cASM): cASM assists DoD personnel in automating the pre-contract award Requirements Definition and Approval portion of purchasing/acquisitions. TQS is currently supporting cASM on a Phase III SBIR contract. Although cASM is used in a contingency environment, it can be adapted to non-contingency operations as well (CE, Base support, FEMA, etc.). Agencies wishing to utilize cASM can contract with TQS via an SBIR Phase III to customize cASM for their agency’s specific needs. More details on cASM can be found under Enterprise Software Products.

Reliability/Statistical Studies and Calculations: TQS has developed statistical processes to calculate and display asset event data as an expansion of SBIR-developed Product Lifecycle Data Management (PLSM). Agencies/organizations can contract with TQS via an SBIR Phase III to continue research and define custom reliability processes and other PLSM services. More information on PLSM can be found under Engineering Services Products.